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How to clean a teppanyaki grill
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How to Clean a Hibachi/ Teppanyaki Grill

It’s important to know that commercial and teppanyaki grills are made with either stainless steel or chromium steel. Since we’ve discussed the two different kinds of teppanyaki grill (stainless steel and chrome steel), then we will also discuss the steps to clean them separately.
Active Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Keyword: teppan, Teppanyaki
Yield: 1 clean teppan
Author: Joost Nusselder
Cost: $0.50


  • 1 grill scraper


Cleaning Non-Chromium Surfaces

  • Heat up the grill and scrape off the excess food and grease from the surface of the grill with a grill scraper (do this every time after you’ve cooked something or a batch of recipes). Slide the food into the waste drawer of the teppanyaki grill and throw empty it once you’re done cooking. You can also do this with non-stick teppans.
  • Sometimes the grill is caked with burned food that you'll have to use a scouring brick to rub off of the grill’s surface. Just keep in mind to rub along the grain of the grill so you won’t damage it. Don't do this with non-stick teppans for home use!
  • Empty, wash and sanitize the waste drawer of your teppanyaki grill at the end of each day as well, then using a clean cloth polish the front end too!
  • Do preventive maintenance each week as well and don’t use the grill for a good measure of 5 hours to allow it to cool off. Then using a non-abrasive griddle cleaner and a clean piece of cloth clean its surface and thoroughly rinse the entire teppanyaki grill with water. Let dry and prepare it for the next day.
  • It is highly recommended that you re-season the grill’s surface again after your weekly cleaning and since the grill is used to cook food, you can’t spray it with anti-rust chemicals otherwise you’ll poison your guests. Just applying a thin layer of cooking oil all over the surface is good enough and will prevent rust from accumulating on your grill.

Cleaning Chromium and non-stick Surfaces

  • Remove excess grease and food debris with a grill scraper, and then use a damp cloth and wipe the grill’s surface clean.
  • Scrape the surface of the grill off of any food debris and use a clean cloth or really soft sponge and dip it in a mixture of soap or dishwashing liquid, then clean the surface at the end of each day. Clean the surface of the grill again with a clean dry cloth again after rinsing it off to remove the soap or dishwashing liquid along with the dirt.